“The legalization of drugs is not a dangerous experiment – the prohibition is the experiment,
and it has failed dramatically, with millions of victims all around the world.”
― Sebastian Marincolo
For centuries, indigenous people of South America have used ayahuasca, a psychoactive plant medicine, to cure all manner of psycho-spiritual ills. Today, thousands of Westerners, seeking healing and spiritual awakening, attend ayahuasca ceremonies around the world to drink the vision-inducing tea and experience dramatic transformations in their lives.
Through interviews with the world’s foremost researchers, writers, psychologists and pioneers in psychedelic psychotherapy, Neurons to Nirvana explores the history of five powerful psychedelic substances (LSD, Psilocybin, MDMA, Ayahuasca and Cannabis) and their now established medicinal potential.
Based on a true story, FIX takes you on a journey across LA and inside the challenges of a family dealing with addiction. Bella and Milo must race all over LA, from a suburban police station in Calabasas through mansions in Beverly Hills, East LA chopshops, rural wastelands, and housing projects in Watts- as they attempt to raise the $5,000 required to get Leo into the rehab clinic.
The epic story of Timothy Leary. One of the most contraversial and influential people of the 20th century, Leary lived life on the edge and brought an entire generation together to question authority. TUNING IN is a magical ride through the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s through the eyes of one who is despised by some and revered by others.
“The truth will set you free,
but first it will piss you off.”
― Gloria Steinem
A fascinating portrait of Brandon Darby, a radical left-wing activist turned FBI informant. In 2005, Darby became an overnight hero when he traveled to Katrina-devastated New Orleans, he co-founded Common Ground, a successful grassroots relief organization. But over the next few years, he began hiding a shocking secret…
Follows author Daniel Pinchbeck on a quest for a new paradigm that integrates the archaic wisdom of tribal cultures with the scientific method. As conscious agents of evolution, we can redesign post-industrial society on ecological principles to make a world that works for all
The follow up to the acclaimed The Lottery of Birth explores the relationship between freedom and power in democratic society, drawing together interviews with some of the world’s leading intellectuals, academics, journalists and activists that join the dots between the education system, the media, PR, democracy, and economics to offer an alternative perspective on today’s society and the future we are creating.
Using Western scientific reductionism, Eastern spiritual enquiry and ancient tribal wisdom, our host Bruce Parry will take us on a sensational, thought provoking journey to question our deeper selves. Quest explores how conditioned we have become by culture and that learning to reevaluate our thoughts, actions, feelings and beliefs might lead to an increased wellness within our individual and collective lives, as well as our relationship with the planet.
We all make choices, but we make choices with a brain that we didn’t choose. This simple fact has the power to revolutionize our world, to fundamentally change the way we think about freedom, politics, punishment, reward, morality and compassion. Taking us on a journey from buddhist monks to neuroscientists, death row inmates to billionaires, judges to revolutionaries, this film sets out to radically alter the way we see ourselves and our world.
Films that explore the Great Questions in Life:
Cosmic Sex, True Love, and Great Marriages
Why are relationships so hard? Recovering from a very public divorce, Tao Ruspoli took to the road to ask this question to advice columnists, relatives, sex therapists, historians, anthropologists, artists, philosophers, sex workers and ordinary couples. The results of this exploration of sex, love and monogamy were so unexpected and so surprising he had to make a film about it.
“The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
― Mark Twain
Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramovic has been redefining what art is for nearly forty years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her physical and mental limits––and at times risking her life in the process––she creates performances that challenge, shock, and move us.
Once upon a time there was a world full of meaning, focused by exemplary figures in the form of gods and heroes, saints and sinners. How did we lose them, or, might they still be around, in the form of modern day masters, in fields like sports, music, craft and cooking. Are these masters able to inspire us and bring back a sense of wonder, possibly even of the sacred?
Self-proclaimed artist and genius, K. Roth Binew, has one day to live. He has enlisted his best and only friend, Mills Joquin. In a final attempt to probe life’s deepest mysteries, Binew endures one ridiculous trial after the next. On a makeshift stage in an open field, Binew’s friends and enemies gather to witness his madness one final time.
Lucky Dark explores all aspects of suffering and how people cope with their affliction. From the Mountains of Tibet to the prisons of New Mexico, this film dives into the psyche of those who are dealing with pain in various forms. Led by the teachings of Roshi Joan Halifax we will journey into the heart and mind to try to understand how people can embrace their suffering, turning it into something that is a place of strength for them.